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How do you fight the automatic submission in your directories ?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Writera, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. #1
    a) How do you fight the automatic submission in your directories ?

    b) Many people use roboform. It can do the submission in automatic way, right ?
    SEMrush
    c) do you think that many directories are protected from automatic submission ? 20 % ? 30 % ? 50 % ? 70 % ?

    please you asnwer to all the 3 questions.
     
    Writera, Jan 7, 2009 IP
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  2. pipes

    pipes Prominent Member

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    Well theres always some that gets through but its not a major problem as a paid directory.
     
    pipes, Jan 7, 2009 IP
  3. Hbird64

    Hbird64 Active Member

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    #3
    Build an Anthill like we have ;-)

    Another question in stead: how many directories do care about automatic submissions?
    If you do it means you have a better directory then a lot of other owners.

    Hugo
     
    Hbird64, Jan 7, 2009 IP
  4. Writera

    Writera Peon

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    #4
    what is Anthill ?
     
    Writera, Jan 7, 2009 IP
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    syted Notable Member

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  6. YMC

    YMC Well-Known Member

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    #6
    I use a captcha. Many here don't like them. I always use them. They work best if you remove one, el, zero and oh (1, l , 0, o). Even better if you use just numbers where there is even less worry of lower and upper case letters.

    My second line of defense on one of my directories is a custom field. Automatic submitters dump keyword lists in it which is always a dead giveaway.
     
    YMC, Jan 7, 2009 IP
  7. stoner3221

    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    Time to stock up on the ant poison! LOL :D :D
     
    stoner3221, Jan 7, 2009 IP
  8. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #8
    Most general directories use phpLD which is not spam resistant by default.

    You'll need to modify a public open source script usually to protect against such crap.
     
    mikey1090, Jan 7, 2009 IP
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    linkenginepro Peon

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    #9
    digixmas and resellergo are well known fast semi automatic directory tool.
    If you check their list, most of them are using phpld script.

    If you are using phpld, I think it's better to make a small change with phpld script to make it unique for your directory. Change the phpld captcha to something like recaptcha or simple mathematics question.
     
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    Colbyt Notable Member

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    Can't answer all 3.

    If I get hit with a bunch of subnissions from the same Ip all at the same time they all get deleted without even being looked at. If it happens twice from the same ip the ip gets banned.

    There is no way a human could enter all the information at 1 minute intervals.
     
    Colbyt, Jan 7, 2009 IP
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    swedal Notable Member

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    Get an0n to install his new and improved spam guard and problem is solved!
     
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  12. Dodara

    Dodara Active Member

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    Well, the only thing i think can be done is using image verification.
     
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  13. Karen May Jones

    Karen May Jones Prominent Member

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    Hi, where do we find the math question code?
     
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    freelistfool Peon

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    #14
    I took a back door approach and I let people submit all types of crap. Then I wrote an SQL script that deletes anything that doesn't meet my submission or quality requirements. I run it against my database before I do any reviews.
     
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    linkenginepro Peon

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    Unfortunately I do not use phpld, and at the moment I have no any directory website of mine that I could show you (I dropped my directory website because I did it in wrong way, I could say it's a very poor quality).
     
    linkenginepro, Jan 7, 2009 IP
  16. alishazshroff

    alishazshroff Banned

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    With the help of "remove" button and "ban ip" button :D
     
    alishazshroff, Jan 7, 2009 IP
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    Obelia Notable Member

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    #17
    With a good script. Captcha is only part of the story, possibly not even the most effective part.
     
    Obelia, Jan 8, 2009 IP
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    hyper Peon

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    #18
    good & long captcha + an0n + charge 0,50$ per review = chill :D
     
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    syted Notable Member

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    Or use reCaptcha, I get very little spam.
     
    syted, Jan 8, 2009 IP
  20. MagikLair

    MagikLair Guest

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    #20
    There are various solutions suggested by the members. I think an easy way would be the image verification.
    Regards,
    Brian
     
    MagikLair, Jan 8, 2009 IP